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CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
minutes, but we begin this morning with our top story. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president. he died at home yesterday at the age of 95. chris takes a look at mandela's life and legacy. >> history books will remember nelson mandela as one of the world' most prominent crusaders for black rights, the son of an african tribal chief, nelson mandela gave up a comfortable life and his hereditary lights to be a tribal leader to become a political activist in the fight against apartheid. the system of white rule over the majority black population. >> to feel that it is for us to continue talking nonviolence and peace. >> he was jailed for organizing demonstrations as well as treason and sabotage. he spent 27 years behind bars, but his jailing fueled the fires of freedom. his plight became an international symbol of oppression. international businesses boycotted south africa until the government finally relented and released mandela in 1990. the famous prisoner instantly became a superstar who energized the people and beca
CNBC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
ross sorkin. nearly 100,000 mourners flooding the soccer stadium today for nelson mandela memorial. dignitaries and world leaders are speaking, including president obama a few minutes ago. >> he was not a bust made of marble, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. and that's why we learned so much from him and why we can learn from him still. >> a steady rain has been falling, but the crowd has been singing and dancing in celebration of mandela's life. >>> also, in wall street news, the s&p 500 coming off another record close while the nasdaq finished at the highest level since september of 2000. investors now focusing their attention on next week's fed policy meeting and the possibility that the fed could scale back the bond-buying program. we'll have more on that in a moment. that's why steve is here and that's the conversation around the table. the futures in the meantime are indicated slightly higher. dow futures up by about 21 points, s&p by about three points. treasury in the meantime, has sold the last of the general motor shares. that m
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